Your guide to seeing the Olympic torch when it comes to Corby

Large crowds are expected for the Olympic torch, as was seen during the Queen's recent visit to Corby, above
Large crowds are expected for the Olympic torch, as was seen during the Queen's recent visit to Corby, above

Corby Council is putting extra disabled parking in place in the Parkland Gateway car park (outside Corby East Midlands International Pool and Corby Cube) for the Olympic Torch Relay event on Monday (July 2).

There will also be a designated disabled viewing area outside the Corby Cube for those who would like to go along and join the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Olympic Torch pass through the streets of Corby.

Anyone with disabilities can access the designated area by speaking to one of Corby Council’s 150 event stewards who will be positioned throughout the whole route on the day or to contact Corby Council’s culture and leisure team on 01536 464042 for more information.

The Parkland Gateway car park will be open as usual throughout the day, however people should be aware that between 2pm and 3pm no vehicles will be able to access or leave the car park.

Corby’s road closures, details of which can be found at www.corby.gov.uk/olympic-torch-relay, will come into force at 2pm on Monday and the council is asking people travelling through the borough to be patient with any traffic delays which are likely to occur between 2pm and 3pm.

The whole torch route is a no parking zone until after 3pm and cars which park on the roads will be towed away.